Spring 2018 - PHYS 861 G100

Introduction to Solid State Physics (3)

Class Number: 3827

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5047, Burnaby

    We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5046, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 465 or equivalent, and PHYS 415.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Free electron theory, crystal structure, band theory, Bloch's theorem, electron dynamics, phonons, semiconductors. Course offered regularly.

COURSE DETAILS:

1) Crystal Structures

2) Reciprocal Lattice and Diffraction

3) Lattice Vibrations, Phonons and Related Thermal Properties

4) Free Electron Model

5) Electrons in a Crystal Lattice

6) Electron Dynamics in a Metal

7) Multi-Electron Problem

8) Special Topics (if time permits)

Grading

  • Homework 20%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Final Exam 60%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Required Text:
Ashcroft and Mermin, Solid State Physics
ISBN 9780030839931

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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